The blonde bombshell, who earlier this year graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, "embodies the official return of the all-American supermodel," according to Maxim. "Not since Cindy Crawford ruled the catwalk has a pinup born and bred on U.S. soil so thoroughly captured the imagination of the American male."
Of her career, Miller says, "I get a kick out of it, but it would be stupid to let it go to my head. It's modeling – I didn't find the cure for cancer."
Other hotties on the list include newly-engaged Scarlett Johansson in the No. 2 spot, actress (and Justin Timberlake's main squeeze) Jessica Biel at No. 3, and Eva Longoria Parker, who the magazine dubs "hotter than a truckload of jalapenos," at No. 4.
Also in the top 10: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Elisha Cuthbert, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Lindsay Lohan – who topped last year's list – and Ashley Tisdale.